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Hobart Parish Newsletter – St Joseph’s Church

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B, 17-18 April , 2021 (ed. 1)
2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), Year B, 10-11 April, 2021 (ed.1)
Easter Sunday, Year B, 03-04 April , 2021 (ed.1)
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year B, 27-28 March, 2021 (ed. 3)

Other News

Parish Raffle Results (drawn Sunday 6th December 2020)

1st Prize: Gift vouchers (Frogmore Creek, Woolworths and the Astor Grill donated by N. Joy, Graham Family Funerals and the Astor Grill) to the value of $450.  Won by S. Kochanowski. Ticket number 0639

2nd Prize: Framed photo of Federation Peak donated by K. Doran to the value of $350.  Won by E. Suriawinata. Ticket number 0982

3rd Prize: Gift voucher – Hill Street Grocer donated by J. Cook to the value of $300.  Won by M. Brown. Ticket number 0403

4th Prize: Wilderness Cruise donated by Pennicott Wilderness Tours to the value of $290.  Won by M. Griggs. Ticket number 1072

5th Prize: Gift voucher – Tastex Knitwear donated by B. Gallagher to the value of $250.  Won by L. Shelverton. Ticket number 2097

6th Prize: Jumbuck Stardom two burner BBQ (Model no. HS-884302) donated by K. Barta to the value of $250.  Won by B. Coetzee. Ticket number 1294

7th Prize: Velvet and acrylic hand knitted jumper and wine caddy donated by L. Forster to the value of $185. Won by K. Hogan. Ticket number 0975

8th Prize: Six bottles of Windrush Pinot Noir donated by Windrush Wines to the value of $180. Won by M. Foo. Ticket number 0339

9th Prize: Gift voucher, Maldini’s Restaurant donated by P. Astor to the value of $140. Won by G and B Hughes. Ticket number 0344

10th Prize: Hand woven crocheted 100% acrylic double bed blanket donated by K. Wiggins to the value of $120. Won by F. Kelly. Ticket number 0880

11th Prize: Camellia gift voucher Chandler’s Nursery donated by Chandler’s Nursery to the value of $50. Won by L. Steele. Ticket number 0158.

Many thanks to all prize donors, ticket sellers and parishioners for supporting this year’s highly successful  raffle.

(Parish Newsletter 12-13 December)

Christmas Hamper Appeal

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS:  Thank you to all who are contributing to this year’s Christmas Hampers or contributing through cash donations – your generosity it very much appreciated as we share Christmas with others.  A REMINDER that hampers need to be delivered to the Monastery by mid-day today Sunday 13th December to allow for delivery to start Tuesday 15th.  If you can assist with delivery would you please print your details on the notice board at the Church entrance and Ian Steele will contact you.

(Parish Newsletter 12-13 December)


Parking Permits: New parking permits are available for collection. They are valid from 17th December 2020 until 16th December 2021.

Car parking during Sunday Mass times is also available in St Joseph’s car park in Victoria street.  Enter from Victoria street via Collins street. Use whatever vacant spots are available.

(2nd December 2020)


 A Golden Anniversary – Br Edward Braden

Our brother Edward is now celebrating another Golden Jubilee.  This week Edward celebrated the 50th Anniversary of his arrival at St Joseph’s , Hobart. 

Edward is, of course, almost a household name in Hobart, and so well known for his countless years at the front door of the Church, welcoming and say farewell to both the parishioners and many tourists to our city center church.

During this time Br Ed has had as Congregational Leader – Fr. Brian Gleeson, Fr. Joe Furst, Fr. Leo Fitzpatrick, Fr. Christopher Mithen, Fr. Kevin Tuitu’u, Fr. Allan Havelock, Fr. Graham Orwin;  And of course, Fr. Peter Addicoat who has been superior on a number of different occasions and for many years.

(Fr Tom McDonough cp – 16th October 2020)

Congratulations Dr. Brendan Connell,  D. Theol.

Heartiest congratulations go to our brother Brendan who has heard that his study, research and writing was recognized by the Board of Examiners of the University of Divinity, Melbourne and he will graduate with the degree, Doctor of Theology.  While Brendan attained the degree from Melbourne’s University of Divinity through its member College, Yarra Theological Union, Brendan also obtained a  preliminary Master’s Degree at the well-known Jesuit  Heythrop College, (University of London).

Brendan’s research and thesis centred on: The Formulation and Development of the Preferential Option for the Poor in Catholic Social Teaching.

So our congratulations to Brendan on bring this task to completion while engaged also in community and ministry in Passionist St Joseph’s Highgate, London, Endeavour Hills Parish Melbourne, Mulgrave Pallotine Retreat House, St Joseph’s Parish, Hobart and Endeavour Hill’s Community and Parish as Superior and Parish Priest.  And not forgetting also his present role as a member of the Provincial Council.

So alongside his Provincial, Community and Parish responsibilities, Brendan has also commenced his formal teaching career as a staff member of YTU.

(Fr Tom McDonough cp – 21st September 2020)

Welcome to our New Novice – Fr Justin


On June 24th at St Joseph’s, Fr. Peter Addicoat, as Passionist community leader, clothed Fr Justin Durai Raj in the Habit, the simple black garment Paul of the Cross saw in a vision.  He gave him a copy of the Passionists Holy Rule and Constitutions and so welcomed him into his year of canonical novitiate.  Being of a mature age and already a priest, Justin will continue his novitiate in Hobart, joining other novices in Adelaide occasionally by Zoom.  When COVID-19 allows, he may also spend some time with other novices.

(21th June 2020)